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Park Stewards Exercise Their Minds And Bodies In The Olmsted Parks

Olmsted Parks Conservancy offers in-depth training for individuals who want to exercise their mind and body while helping the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. Those interested will learn how to identify a variety of plants, best practices for invasive plant removal, proper planting techniques, the history of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and more!

Once trained these “Park Stewards” are volunteers who extend an extra hand to help in the Olmsted-design parks, restoring natural areas; improving general park landscapes; helping to lead other volunteers in projects; and helping with community outreach.

Volunteers looking for a way to get involved with their community need only be over 18 years old and be ready to enjoy learning more about their city’s Olmsted Parks.

Louisvillian Jane Tyler has been a Park Steward since 2012. Tyler said, “Volunteering in the Olmsted Parks allows me the opportunity to learn, be involved, make new friends and stay in close contact with Louisville’s beautiful natural surroundings.”

An information session to learn about the Park Steward training will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:30pm-7:30pm. The three Saturday training sessions will begin August 19, 2017. The first two sessions will be held at the Conservancy’s office located on 1299 Trevilian Way.  The third will be a hands-on park tour. For more information and to register, contact Sarah Wolff at sarah.wolff@olmstedparks.org or (502) 456-1623.

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